90th IDPG Original Research


Four Eyes: Eyeglasses and the WWII US GI

Date Written: Winter 2011
Author: Mike Ellis - 90th IDPG


When I first began reenacting years ago, I found a dearth of information regarding which specific eyewear was worn. While many people could point me in the right direction, what’s been lacking was a comprehensive rundown of just what was worn, covering a large number of high-resolution, original images. This document is exactly that.

The topic of WWII military eyewear is large and varied, and naturally this is but a drop in the ocean of all information that’s out there. It is, however, an excellent primer on what new reenactors should look for when shopping for a pair of eyeglasses for their impression, and an interesting read for those old hands who may never have considered the topic before.

Click here for “Four Eyes” – 19.9 mb Adobe Acrobat File


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This file may be freely further distributed, including via direct link, email, and use on smart phones / tablet readers. Due to copyright by several parties it may NOT be sold or used for financial gain in any form. This includes putting it as part of a CD collection on ebay, or selling it off a table at the next flea market. If you’d like to post it on your website, please let us know. If you have any additional information to include, also let us know. Enjoy.



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